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Apr 8, 2024

Debunking Common Myths About Criminal Law

By |April 8th, 2024|Criminal|

Thanks to film, television, and armchair pundits online, a lot of folks have inaccurate expectations and beliefs about the legal system. This can be detrimental if you’re facing criminal charges, as you may act or behave in ways you think will protect your rights – when in fact, they do anything but. This blog aims to debunk some of the most common myths surrounding criminal law and give you more accurate information about your rights, [...]

Apr 1, 2024

What Are the Most Common White-Collar Crimes?

By |April 1st, 2024|Criminal|

White-collar crime is a category of non-violent offenses typically committed by individuals or entities in the context of business, finance, or professional settings. Unlike traditional “street” crimes, white-collar crimes are characterized by their deceptive or fraudulent nature, often involving schemes to obtain financial gain through illegal means. Following is a discussion of some of the most common white-collar crimes. Fraud Fraud is one of the most common forms of white-collar crime, encompassing a wide range [...]

Mar 25, 2024

Meet Margaret Brent and Etta Haynie Maddox, Maryland’s First Women Attorneys

By |March 25th, 2024|Legal Matters|

This Women’s History Month, our practice would like to shine a light on two women who made history in Maryland. Margaret Brent and Etta Haynie Maddox were Maryland’s first female attorneys, working to their utmost even in a political climate that didn’t accept them. We thought this month would be a good time to learn a little bit more about these two trailblazers in Maryland law. Who was Margaret Brent? Margaret Brent was a significant [...]

Mar 25, 2024

UPDATE: Both Parents Michigan School Shooter Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

By |March 25th, 2024|Criminal|

In November 2021, a 15-year-old child brought a gun into school; he killed four students and injured another seven. He pled guilty to 24 criminal charges including first-degree murder and terrorism. His name is Ethan Crumbley, and he admitted to killing those other children. Jennifer Crumbley is his mother. She didn’t shoot anyone, but a jury found her guilty today of involuntary manslaughter – a verdict that is likely to set an entirely new precedent [...]

Feb 26, 2024

AI Facial Recognition Technology Isn’t Accurate Enough for Use in Criminal Cases

By |February 26th, 2024|Criminal|

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used for many different reasons – many exciting and many terrifying. One use of AI is to recognize a person’s face. The core ideas are that software developers: Design programs that start with a current face, such as the face a person presents to a security system or a face that has been identified by law enforcement. Create and access a database of facial images from many different sources. Program [...]

Feb 19, 2024

What Happens at Court-Ordered Alcohol Evaluations, Rehab, and Treatment Programs?

By |February 19th, 2024|Criminal|

In Maryland, a judge may order that a defendant who is charged with a DUI (driving under the influence), a DWI (driving while intoxicated), or another alcohol/drug-related offense undergo a substance abuse evaluation. This evaluation is used to evaluate if the defendant has a substance abuse disorder and what treatment plan should be ordered depending on the result of the criminal charges. Generally, the substance evaluation must be completed before the defendant is sentenced. In [...]

Feb 12, 2024

Legislators Should Leave the Child Interrogation Protection Act in Place

By |February 12th, 2024|Criminal|

The Maryland Child Interrogation Protection Act went into effect on October 1, 2022. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Act protects children/juveniles in several ways: There is a requirement that the child be able to consult with a lawyer when he/she is taken into custody unless there is a public safety emergency. The parents or guardians of the child must be notified that their child is in custody. The law creates a [...]

Feb 8, 2024

Everett J. Waring Was Maryland’s First African-American Attorney

By |February 8th, 2024|Legal Matters|

Black History Month was created to celebrate the history and contributions of the African diaspora and their ancestors. One of those ancestors is Everett J. Waring, the first African-American lawyer admitted to practice in Maryland. He was also the first Black lawyer to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. While being the first of anything is an honor, being the first African-American to do something in Maryland is [...]

Feb 5, 2024

Can You Be Charged With a Crime That Doesn’t Exist?

By |February 5th, 2024|Criminal|

The world of virtual reality may be moving too fast. Most people understand that when they play a virtual game, that the characters aren’t really hurt or killed. You can just end the game and start playing a new one. It’s like the old Road Runner cartoons where Wile E. Coyote always ends up being crushed by some product that failed, though everyone knows he’s not a real character and he’ll be fully healed by [...]

Jan 29, 2024

Joseph Carey Selected for Super Lawyers for Ninth Year in a Row

By |January 29th, 2024|Firm News|

Carey Law Office, LLC is pleased to announce that Joseph Carey was selected for inclusion in the 2024 Maryland Super Lawyers list for his work in the area of Criminal Defense. This is the ninth consecutive year Mr. Carey has been named to Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is an objective rating service that creates an annual list of “outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” You cannot purchase a [...]

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